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cover image - A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780702076602
Publication Date: 10-08-2020
Page Count: 592
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $26.99

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT and Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780702076602
Publication Date: 10-08-2020
Page Count: 592
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $26.99
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  • Section 1 Principles of pharmacology

    1.1 Introduction to pharmacology; 1.2 The law, drugs and prescribing; 1.3 Medicines management; 1.4 Formulation and administration; 1.5 Pharmacokinetics; 1.6 Pharmacodynamics; 1.7 Adverse drug reactions

    Section 2 Autonomic nervous system

    2.1 Autonomic nervous system – overview; 2.2 Adrenergic pharmacology; 2.3 Cholinergic pharmacology

    Section 3 Pain, analgesia and anaesthesia

    3.1 Pain, analgesia and anaesthesia – overview; 3.2 Opioid analgesia; 3.3 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol; 3.4 Anaesthesia

    Section 4 Central nervous system

    4.1 Central nervous system – overview; 4.2 Chemical transmission in the brain; 4.3 Epilepsy; 4.4 Antipsychotics; 4.5 Antidepressants and mood stabilisers; 4.6 Anxiolytics and hypnotics; 4.7 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); 4.8 Neurodegenerative disorders

    Section 5 Cardiovascular system

    5.1 Cardiovascular system – overview; 5.2 Hypertension; 5.3 Atherosclerosis and lipid-lowering drugs; 5.4 Ischaemic heart disease; 5.5 Cardiac arrhythmias; 5.6 Cardiac failure; 5.7 Antithrombotics

    Section 6 Respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems

    6.1 Respiratory system; 6.2 Renal system; 6.3 Gastrointestinal tract

    Section 7 Endocrine system

    7.1 Endocrine pancreas and diabetes mellitus; 7.2 Pituitary gland and adrenal cortex; 7.3 Disorders of bone and bone metabolism; 7.4 Sex hormones; 7.5 Pregnancy

    Section 8 Chemotherapy, antimicrobials and the immune system

    8.1 Cancer chemotherapy; 8.2 Antimicrobial drugs; 8.3 The Immune system

    Section 9 Other areas of pharmacology

    9.1 Herbal medicines; 9.2 Paediatric pharmacology; 9.3 Drugs and the elderly; 9.4 Topical drugs; 9.5 Emergency treatment of poisoning

    References

    Further reading

    Useful Websites

    Appendix: Drug measurement and calculations

    Index

  • Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT, Associate Lecturer, The Open University, UK and Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK
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